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Archive for May, 2016

Tutoring squash plant and other climbers with tendrils

How to use tendrils of the squash plant to work in your favor. The chayote squash plant (sechium edule) is from the cucurbitaceae family on which tutoring and trellising techniques may be applied for crop management and increased yields. But what is tutoring and how does it work? Training plants using a support netting method […]


Effects of climate change on agriculture: trellising net as a preventive method against crop damage.

Heavy rains due to climate change, increase crop failures due to humidity related pathogens. Today is essential to cultivate using trellising net when growing vegetables due to climate change. We are facing possibly irreversible climatic changes that have modified in short term our climate worldwide, changing ecosystems, breaking balance of the environment for the species […]


Horticulture trellising system against cucumber botrytis

Cucumber Botrytis: saving vegetables with a trellis netting system Cucurbits have a particular importance for most agricultural economies in warmer climates around the world and cucumber botrytis can cause large scale damages to the individual grower and to the agricultural sector overall if left untreated, as cucurbits are an important portion of today´s horticultural income, […]


Genetic quality on seeds using hortomallas.

Taking advantage of high genetics in seeds using trellis meshes by HORTOMALLAS. Take advantage of the genetic quality of your seeds using HORTOMALLAS, as this trellising net will have a positive and beneficial impact on your crop yields, from the pathogen prevention and plant development point of views this netting allows better yields in fruit […]


Bacterias: invisible diseases of the cucumber crop prevented with trellis netting

Tutoring cucumbers is a way to reduce diseases and provides conditions that reduce the incidence and development of bacteria. It is very important to recognize cucumber diseases as soon as symptoms appear,  and know their possible treatments to avoid further propagation, increasing the effects of losses or affections they may provoke. A lot of research […]


How to prevent wind damage and crop mechanical stress.

Mechanical stress affects crops due to wind action Wind damages may be prevented if we tutor crops like cucurbits and solanaceous giving the proper trellis support to plants decreasing mechanical stress.   But what is wind?  Wind is  an air stream produced in the atmosphere by natural causes” which can be catastrophic as hurricanes, gales, […]